Gadhafi PM in 'decent' condition in Libya: UN
AFPTRIPOLI -- U.N. representatives on Thursday visited Moammar Gadhafi's last premier in a Libyan jail and discounted reports that the former senior official had been tortured.
March 2, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi “appeared in decent physical and psychological condition and his general demeanor was relaxed,” the U.N. mission in Libya said in a statement after the visit to the Al-Hadba jail in Tripoli.
“He stated that he is being treated well, and although he suffers from various medical conditions, he has adequate access to medical care.”
When U.N. envoys asked Mahmudi whether he was mistreated, “he unequivocally said he was not,” it said.
A lawyer for Mahmudi, who is on trial accused of killing civilians and committing financial crimes, charged on Wednesday that the last premier of Libya's late dictator had been tortured in prison.